Upcoming Events

CSI Tuition

We regret to inform you that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health and safety of our students, parents, and faculty, we have decided to cancel the Chicago Suzuki Institute for the summer of 2020. This includes all Short-Term Teacher Training Courses, Every Child Can, Student, Chamber and Advanced Programs. No payments were processed for the institute from any registrations received.


The Music Institute will be offering an online student experience for the original institute dates of Mon, June 29 -  Fri, July 3. The Music Institute of Chicago Virtual Suzuki Festival will offer masterclasses, group classes, and enrichment courses from our renowned faculty. More detailed camp and registration information are posted on main CSI page and under CSI Registration Forms & Downloads.


We wish for you and your family to remain safe and healthy this summer, and to continue keeping music a daily part of your routine. We hope to see you back for CSI 2021, which will be held from July 3 - July 11.





Early bird tuition discount for registrations postmarked by/on May 1st or scanned & emailed back by mid-night on May 1, 2020.
See below for registration fee policy deadlines.


Registration fee (per family/teacher trainer) varies depending on the following...

       Registration Fee is waived if registration with payment in full is received postmarked by March 31st

       Registration Fee is discounted 50% to $30 if registration with payment in full is received postmarked between April 1st and May 1st

       Registration Fee is at regular $60 level if registration with payment in full is received postmarked between May 2nd and May 31st or for any registrations received postmarked by May 1st without a payment in full

       Registration Fee is $75 for any registrations received after June 1st


Non-refundable $50 tuition down payment towards tuition balance required for registration to be processed.


Pre-May 1st 2020 rates are now reflected below...


Student Program Tuition (subject to change)


Pre-Twinkle                                         $355

Book One                                           $405
Book Two & Up                                   $445
Chamber Music Program Tuition           $545

Advanced Student Program Tuition       $645

Teacher Training Workshops


"Every Child Can!"                               $140
Book 1 (violin, cello or piano)                $645

One course (Book 2 -10)                      $440

Two courses (Book 2 -10)                     $740


Additional Enrichment for Teachers

Teaching Group Classes for Cello          $440


Observers other than parents                $150 for the week/$30 per day *
(may only attend student classes)

                                                          (* plus corresponding % of registration fee)